“This is the first time we’ve been able to use ceramic-on-ceramic in hip resurfacing,” said Professor Bill Walter, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Royal North Shore Hospital…
…Anton Constantine is one of 20 patients from around the world who is taking part in the pilot study.
There are plans to enrol 200 patients in a clinical trial next year…
…The new ReCerf ceramic-on-ceramic implant is made of a material called BIOLOX delta which has a 12 year clinical history in total hip replacements.
Hip Resurfacing has traditionally been with metal on metal hip resurfacing devices like the BHR Birmingham Hip Resurfacing and Wright Conserve Plus and others. So ceramic on ceramic devices is new and an exciting development in hip resurfacing.
More information about Dr. De Smet and metal on metal hip resurfacing and ceramic on ceramic ReCerf hip resurfacing available here: https://www.hip-clinic.com/en/
Dr. De Smet explains what ceramic on ceramic ReCerf hip resurfacing is in a video here:
Dr KOEN De SMET CERAMIC LEFT HIP RESURFACING JOHANNESBURG JUNE 2019
Where do I begin?
The fact you are reading this already says a lot about you –and you are Id suggest inquisitive and seeking guidance on the best option to resolve your hip issue
If there is anything I have learned over the last c 2 years –when I was diagnosed with Hip OA –is take your time (if you have that luxury –see later) ,ask questions ,and research ,research until you are as certain as you can be that you are comfortable not only with the prosthesis –but the surgeon –its like having a car break down –the spares to repair it are the same –but there are competent and not so … Read the rest
First ceramic on ceramic resurfacing of Dr.De Smet in Johannesburg Rosaecres hospital South-Africa
This lady walked with 2 crutches for long time before her surgery. After two weeks with all kind of disasters not related with surgery but delaying the rehabilitation, her older grandsons (seven and ten) stopped believing that she could ever abandon the crutches. To cheer them up and make them laugh, she decided to take a “funny walk” along the hallway of their house.… Read the rest
Dr. De Smet places his first ReCerf hip resurfacing device on March 3, 2019 in Johannasburg South Africa. ReCerf is a new type of ceramic on ceramic hip resurfacing device. The traditional standard hip resurfacing device is metal on metal like the BHR , Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Device, the Wright C+ and Biomet. New types of devices are being developed which will be used with all good candidates, even women and small men.
April 4, 2019 – Koen De Smet Introduces New ReCerf Ceramic on Ceramic Hip Resurfacing at Anca Clinic and Roseacres Hospital Johannesburg South Africa
Full Information Available in Downloadable PDF: https://surfacehippy.info/pdf/RECERFmin.pdf
Ceramic on Ceramic Recerf
- Manufactured by MatOrtho Limited United Kingdom
- Minimal bone removal compared to total hip
- Ball-and-socket bearing with same size as the natural hip joint
- Less dislocation as with total hip, retaining the healthy femoral head
- No exposure to metal debris and metal ions, minimal risk for allergy
- Less risk for problems in female patients and small sizes
- Same importance for highly technical experience of hip joint surgeon as with